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Word of the day
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bit bucket n (computing)
  1. (historical) A container for holding chad ("small punched-out pieces of paper") from paper tape or punch cards used with teleprinters, early computers, and other machines; a chad box.
  2. (by extension, humorous, slang) The supposed place where bits (binary digits) go when they fall off the end of a register during a shift operation; the notional resting place of lost or missing digital information.

bit bucket v

  1. (transitive, humorous, slang) To delete.

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